About Us

We are a coalition of hikers, bikers, equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts who believe that the trails that connect us to the adventure and beauty of the Red Rock are worth caring for. Funds raised by our organization provide direct support to the US Forest Service to facilitate establishment and maintenance of trails within the spectacular Red Rock Ranger District.

Crew at work

Our Board of Directors

Curtis Kommer, a physician for over 30 years, and Medical Director for Accord Hospice of Sedona. As a full-time Sedona resident Curt is active in the Sedona Westerners Hiking Club, serving as Club President in 2014-2015. He enjoys hiking and biking the spectacular trails of the Red Rock Ranger District, and has been involved with the SRRTF since its inception.

Doug Copp and his family are long-time Sedona residents. Doug serves as the volunteer bicycle coordinator for the City of Sedona, the President of Sedona Recycles, a board member of the SRRTF and the Verde Valley Cycling Coalition. Doug puts in many rewarding hours as a Forest Service trail volunteer.

Lauren Browne is most happy outdoors on a trail with her husband and pup, Juno. When not outdoor adventuring, she works for the City of Sedona as the Citizen Engagement Coordinator and as a local hiking and biking guide: getting others to know and love Sedona's trails as much as she does.

Joan Bouck is a ten-year resident who lives in the Village of Oak Creek with her husband, where they explore the trail system on their bikes. She also takes to the trail riding her horse or hiking with friends. Joan’s volunteer trail work with the Forest Service was the reason for her interest in helping with the SRRTF.

Rob Holeman has over 20 years living in Sedona and is passionate about mountain biking the local trails. As the owner/manager of a local hotel Rob takes to heart the connection between healthy trails and a healthy economy. Rob serves on the board of the Sedona Lodging Council and the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund.

Jennifer Burns served for 30 years as a recreation manager for the Forest Service, with the past decade working locally to improve the Red Rock trail system. She can’t rest until sustainable funding is lined up to care for this unique trail system. Her favorite thing is to be out on local trails exploring nature.

Liz Sweeney is a retired CPA who moved to Sedona in 2000 and caught Red Rock Fever. As an avid hiker, Liz served as Sedona Westerner Hiking Club Trail Boss (President) for the 2009-10 season. She coordinates the AARP Tax-Aide program for Sedona and is an active volunteer with the Verde Valley Caregivers.

Phil Kincheloe moved to Sedona 25 years ago with his plumbing business. An avid mountain biker and hiker, Phil pioneered some of Sedona’s iconic trails. Newly retired, Phil’s passion is to bring together the local community with the Forest Service to get trail work done. He has seen the dramatic changes brought by increasing trail popularity, and works hard to protect unique qualities people seek on Red Rock trails.

Mike Raney hails from Pittsburgh, Penn. and realized early on that the connection to the outdoors is what makes a day go from good to great. His motivation for moving to Sedona was to open Over the Edge Bikes and share the amazing and unique trails with customers from all over the world. He also runs the annual Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, and lives by the mantra: work hard and play hard.

Jeff Harris goes by "Tex," which if you meet him, you immediately know where he's from. A long-time resident of Sedona and landscaper by trade, he is happiest on the trail with his bike, riding with ease sections others would never dream of trying. His love for the trails makes volunteering with the Red Rock Trail Fund an easy choice.

Paul Sullivan is a retired military and commercial pilot. After retiring from Delta Air Lines he and his wife moved to the Village of Oak Creek. To Paul, Sedona is all about enjoying and sustaining the trails that he has hiked for over 25 years. Paul also serves the community as a member of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council (BPRCC) and is the Forest Service liaison for both the BPRCC and the Sedona Westerners hiking club.

Dan Blaettler has been riding bikes for much of his life. Dan seeks to sustain red rock trails to meet the needs of all trail lovers: bikers, hikers, equestrians, and runners. In addition to SRRTF, he volunteers with the Red Rock Ranger District and serves on the Board of the Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition. From the San Francisco Bay Area, Dan worked on annual Bike to Work Day events and advocacy efforts to promote cycling. Dan retired after twenty-five years as a Coast Guard civilian in behavioral health.